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Drew gave us something to discuss that wasn’t how terrible the 2020-21 sports season was. Instead of being a detriment, the new transfer rules may actually be a boon to K-State. In much the same way that Bill Snyder used the JUCO ranks to boost his teams in the mid-90’s, the new transfer rules gives Chris Klieman access source of talent that might have been previously unavailable to K-State.
Tim Tillmanns will not be advancing to the NCAA championship after carding an 20-over 236 to finish in a tie for 69th (nice...sorta) at the 2021 NCAA Stillwater Regional. Tillmanns struggled early on Tuesday, posting a 12-over through the first 12 holes, before finishing the final six holes with five pars and a birdie to wrap up his season. The Cologne, Germany native was the fifth Wildcat to compete at an NCAA Regional in the last three opportunities (or course there wasn't one last year).
After a dismal weekend in Lawrence, the Wildcats return to the friendly confines of Tointon Family Stadium this weekend to face the Big 12-leading TCU Horned Frogs to wrap up the regular season. No preview yet from K-State Athletics, but they did announce yesterday that there will be no capacity restrictions for the final series of the season, with tickets going on sale at Noon (CDT) today.
Bruce Weber has announced the return of summer basketball camps, with three events to be held this June. First up is the Powercat Day Camp from June 8-11 for 4th-9th graders, then the Wildcat Day Camp from June 16-18 for Kindergarten-6th grade, and wrapped up by the Two-Day Team Camp on June 26-27 for high school varsity and junior varsity teams. Due to COVID precautions, it will be at least another year before the return of the popular Father/Son Camp.
Kellis Robinett talks about the Wildcats competition for top targets in his “This Week in K-State Recruiting” write-up, as well as where Chrissy Carr has decided to continue her college basketball career (hint: it’s very orange).
The Pride of Wildcatland has announced a campaign that will finally give a home to the award-winning 400-member group. The new facility will be a remodel and repurpose the northwest end of Memorial Stadium, finally giving the band proper storage and indoor rehearsal space, while giving them direct access to the field that they use for outdoor rehearsals. This would be a huge upgrade for the Pride, who are one of the few programs at a major university that does not have it’s own facility.